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Re: Making the keyboard work

At Fri, 20 Feb 2009 22:50:20 +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
Subject: Re: Making the keyboard work
> I recommend option 2: change wscons to behave like xterm-color (or some
> other suitable well-known terminal type).  However, I won't be doing the
> work.

I would prefer not to have yet another implementation of an attempt to
mimic some old terminal that had too many of its own old bugs and
quirks, even if that intermediate implementation is now widely known and
used (as Xterm is).

I think it's better to have one bug-free-as-possible, sane,
ANSI-compatible but perhaps with extensions, terminal emulator for
wscons and for its online documentation to include tested and complete
TERMCAP and TERMINFO definitions for those who need to use its
capabilities on any remote system.

Further, if sshd allows $TERM to be set by the client, then perhaps it
could also allow $TERMCAP to be set by the client as well?

                                                Greg A. Woods

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